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Birch Tree, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Birch Tree had a population of 676 as of July 1, 2020. Birch Tree ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Birch Tree is located at latitude 36.9912 and longitude -91.4926 in Shannon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Birch Tree encompass a land area of 1.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Shannon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 991 feet.

The City of Birch Tree (GNIS ID: 2394170) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Birch Tree is located within Township of Birch Tree, a minor civil division (MCD) of Shannon County.


Birch Tree, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 676 (100%)
Population in Households 641 (94.8%)
Population in Families 489 (72.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 35 ( 5.2%)
Population Density 490
Diversity Index2 25


Median Household Income $33,243
Average Household Income $46,153
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $19,044
Wealth Index5 32


Total HU (Housing Units) 351 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 150 (42.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 150 (42.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $93,902
Average Home Value $112,500
Housing Affordability Index3 228


Total Households 300
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 175
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.04% -0.27%
Households 0.07% -0.27%
Families 0.46% -0.35%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.7%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.27%


Birch Tree, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Birch Tree to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 450 56th
Population Density # 719 30th
Median Household Income # 937 9th
Housing Affordability Index # 609 59th
Per Capita Income # 899 13th
Diversity Index # 210 80th

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